Thanks to fellow Woody Boater Alex Watson for asking the question on top of folks minds.. OK, maybe its just me. But Alex asks it in a fun way. Why? Just Because I suppose. Take it away Alex.
Because probably well under 1/2 of those survived. Maybe a 1/4. Maybe even less. These were born users. Get it? Born users. Not born losers. Users. Ok ok…
Because we have 320,000,000 people in the US and 35,000,000 in Canada, a total of 355,000,000-ish, and a good portion of those people have access to boating water.
Because even if 1,000 U22’s survived, that’s very limited supply in a population base that high.
Because they can hold quite a few people (a family and a couple guests), making them practical.
Because they work on big water as well as small.
Because they are varnish (when not painted) making them pretty.
Because Billy drove one in On Golden Pond!
Because of the publicity of U22-Gate, the WoodyBoater / Pat Curtain jaw dropping barn find
Because of advertising, like Katz’s Marina one showing Thayer IV.
Because they are affordable and parts remain plentiful.
And certainly there are other reasons I’ve missed.”
What do you think? Thats what the comment section is there for.